Comfibre SpaID Nr. 4S-100087e-report version 3.0

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Comfibre S.p.A. was founded in Prato in 1974 and since then it has been a leading company in the trade of raw materials, fibers and yarns used in the textile industry.
It is provided with a warehouse of 700 sqm located in the textile district in Prato that, for decades, has been considered the main centre for this economic sector in Europe
and one of the most relevant industrial hubs in the world. Besides Prato has always been a major reference point for most significant fashion brands.
Thanks to its decades of experience, Comfibre S.p.A. can promptly satisfy the most varied market needs. In fact in its warehouses you can find a variety of products
that ranges from wool to any types of staples up to the most current raw and coloured yarns in different types of compositions with a stock service of about a hundred colours
and also to the elastomer family. Comfibre’s mission is to ensure customers’ whole satisfaction through a constant research of quality and sustainability of raw materials,
a wide range of products and colours in stock service and a prompt delivery.

www.comfibre.it

4SUSTAINABILITY® COMMITMENT

Growth and sustainability are the factors for which we want to stand out, founding our strategy on the belief that ethical approach should characterize our business model. We firmly believe there cannot be a long-term economic development without a social and environmental development.
Inspired to and aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda (SDGs), we’re committed to contributing to the generation of global positive change, assuming a clear environmental and social responsibility.
We do it concretely by joining the 4sustainability® roadmap, making the values and action programs it embodies our own, committing ourselves to starting a virtuous change journey in our business model, through one or more initiatives that we tell in this e-report.

conversion to the use of lower impact materials for sustainable production

this initiative contributes to the following main UN Sustainable Development Goals

DATA REFERENCE PERIOD

from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

LAST ISSUE DATE

14/02/2022

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

the implementation level is defined after the assurance process following the achievement of the protocol’s minimum requirements and is reviewed annually

The company has mapped and assessed the raw materials used to manufacture its products and identified more sustainable alternatives protected by patent or otherwise attested, certified or validated as set out in the 4s Materials Library. The main certifications are displayed below.
The report highlights the purchases share calculated in volume, as well as the sustainable items share sold in the current year with recognized and verified positive sustainability attributes.

GRS_Comfibre
FSC_Comfibre

58%

percentage of sustainable materials sourced

INPUT

The input percentage indicates the proportion of raw materials with recognized sustainability attributes. The calculation is performed by mapping the purchases made during the year and highlighting the share-volume of the sustainable ones based on the positive attributes as defined in the 4s Materials Library.

BREAKDOWN OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS BY TYPE OF FIBRE

Protein fibres 0%
Natural cellulose fibres 50%
Artificial cellulose fibres 34%
Synthetic fibres 16%

0%

percentage of incoming sustainable packaging

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

The sustainable packaging indicates the amount of primary or secondary packaging material for which the producer employed techniques and input factors that lead to an improvement in environmental performance.

OUTPUT

The output percentage indicates the share-volume of the items in the designed and manufactured collection with recognized sustainability attributes, calculated in terms of the overall production.

51%

percentage of the volume of sustainable items sold

elimination of toxic and harmful chemicals from production cycles in line with the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme

this initiative contributes to the following main UN Sustainable Development Goals

LAST REPORT ABSTRACT

ISSUE DATE 12/04/2022

download the report abstract with the main KPIs collected during the last on site assurance performed; if present, the abstract also includes the ZDHC Foundational or Progressive Level Certificate

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

the implementation level is defined after the assurance process following the achievement of the protocol’s minimum requirements and is reviewed annually

The company has adopted the ZDHC MRSL for eliminating toxic and harmful chemicals from its processes and the 4S PRSL for raw material control. It has also implemented all the ZDHC CMS TIG requirements on internal and external processes.

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SCORE

59%

the percentage indicates the overall level reached through the implementation of 4s CHEM protocol requirements

ASSURANCE PROTOCOL

Management System 69%
Material Risk Management 73%
Supply Chain Assessment 63%
Process Management 56%
Output Management 33%

PRODUCTION VOLUMECOVERED BY MONITORED CHEMICAL INVENTORIES

75%

percentage of internal and external production volumes monitored through chemical inventory assessments

CHEMICAL INVENTORY

chemical inventory compliance percentages per growing levels

WASTE WATER

MRSL parameters

PRODUCTION VOLUMECOVERED BY WASTE WATER TEST

62%

total percentage

process traceability and supply chain monitoring

this initiative contributes to the following main UN Sustainable Development Goals

DATA REFERENCE PERIOD

from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

LAST ISSUE DATE

12/04/2022

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

the implementation level is defined after the assurance process following the achievement of the protocol’s minimum requirements and is reviewed annually

The company has implemented a track & trace management system. If there are outsourced processes and raw materials purchases, the company has also involved its suppliers on sustainability performances data collection, implementing a rating system to push them towards continuous improvement.

ENGAGEMENTBY CATEGORY OF SUPPLIERS

SUPPLIERS INVOLVEDon chemical management issue

89%

percentage of suppliers involved in the implementation process on the total number of mapped suppliers

RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERSASSESSED

89%

percentage of suppliers whose data have been collected

RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERS' RATING